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Table of Contents for this issue:
Re: E-mail Only Account
InterPPP II vs. WindowShade
Newer Macs and MacWrite 4.5: No-Go
Re: PB100 on the Net
Re: Mac Plus Voltages
System 7.6 Computer Usage
Battery for Color Classic and Quadra 800
MacWeb 2.0 on an SE?
Mac 128K 400K Floppy Problems--Solved
How to Remove SE/30 Internal HD?

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Subject: Re: E-mail Only Account
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 97 08:32:37 -0000
From: Jeff
To: classic-post

On 4/12/97 1:46 AM, richard.weltman wrote:

Do any of the national ISPs provide email only accounts
and more importantly can i use them without having to use
their software (broken floppy drive, remember!)

Just after the demise of E-World, IDT Internet was offering free e-mail
to Mac users orphaned by the Apple service.

This was obviously a marketing attempt to bring WWW customers to IDT.
But -- who knows -- 1-800-IDT-8996 may still be worth a call.


Subject: InterPPP II vs. WindowShade
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 09:32 -0500 (EST)
To: classic-post

I *was* having an extremely annoying problem at home with my Internet
connection. I would dial in, get mail, fire up a browser, and it would
hang after two or three hits. I figured it wasn't the browser, since it
would happen with either Netscrape3 or MacWeb2.

Thinking back to when I didn't have a problem before, I realized the only
thing that had changed was that I'd started using WindowShade to keep the
clutter down on my IIsi's screen. Now I don't use it, and everything works

Someone else posted a URL for InterPPP:

It's now called tcpCONNECT4 PPP. They claim it works with SE and up, 4MB
RAM, and System 7. I may try upgrading, if it doesn't eat much more RAM/
hard drive than the current version. WindowShade is convenient, but I
can live without it.


Subject: Newer Macs and MacWrite 4.5: No-Go
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 14:46:28 +0100
From: richard
To: classic-post

...another case of use or eyes and not your mouth (fingers ?)

I found this using TurboGopher on the University of Minesota Gopher server:

MacWrite 4.5 will not run properly on a Mac II, IIcx, SE/30, IIci, and
probably not any newer models. The software simply cannot work with the
new operating system/hardware. The solution is to upgrade to MacWrite II.

Now a Gopher convert - sorry to bother every one !

cheers - Richard.


Subject: Re: PB100 on the Net
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 97 09:31:21 CDT
From: Robert Eye
To: classic-post

Mike (and all),

MacTCP 2.0.6 will run on all Macs from the Mac Plus on up.

You may be thinking about the PPP software. To get PPP on a 68000 CPU you
will NEED to run MacPPP 2.0.1. No version of FreePPP will work on a 68000
and it's a crap shoot if any later version of MacPPP (like 2.5) will work
on a 68000 CPU.

Robert Eye

Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 11:35:18 +0100
To: classic-post
From: Mike Rehbein
Subject: PB100 on the Net

I used to have a PB100 and was thinking about putting it on the net so
had saved a help file which I probably trashed. The best I can remember
from that file was something to do with having to use an older version of

I'll post it when/if I find the file, sri, best I can do at this time.


Subject: Re: Mac Plus Voltages
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 97 09:52:53 CDT
From: Robert Eye
To: classic-post

Hey, NeonGooch

Your assumption is correct; the Brainstorm is drawing a significant amount of
power from the PS. Adjusting the regulator voltage should be fine, although
the PS will run hotter.

By all means, get a Kensington System Saver fan (might not move enough air) or
some other fan set-up, for this accelerated Plus. A passive convection
cooling system, like a tower, will not be enough. When the fan is running,
the left side of the Plus, as you are facing the front of the unit, should be
just a tad warmer than the rest of the case; it will be considerable hotter
without the fan running.

You also might consider getting a RECONDITIONED (not just USED) power supply
from one of the several Mac parts vendors out there, and have it ready just in
case. Frequently, when the PS is reconditioned, they will install components
with higher power/voltage ratings that will handle the higher load that 4 MB
RAM or an accelerator will provide. It pays to ask, though.

BTW how well does it work? I have considered getting one for my Plus. How
easy/hard was the installation? Where did you get it?

Robert Eye

From: NeonGooch
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 1997 16:31:37 -0400 (EDT)
To: classic-post
Subject: Mac Plus Voltages

I recently added a Brainstorm to my Plus. When I first installed it I could
not even get the Plus to start. I found that the power supply was giving only
-11.35, +4.57, +11.05, measured at pins 5, 6, 7 on the floppy drive,
respectively. The Plus was fine with that without the Brainstorm. I adjusted
the power supply inside and got it to -12.13, +4.98, +11.89, and then swapped
the Brainstorm back in. This changed the voltages to -12.32, +4.92, and
+12.07. That seems to indicate that the Brainstorm draws more power. This has
left me wondering, what is the tollerance for the power supply voltages? Its
not my idea to cook the inside of the Plus.


Subject: Re: System 7.6 Computer Usage
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:35:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Manuel Mejia
To: classic-post

I have been told that System 7.6 will only work 68040 and powermacs only.
System 7.5 and daughters were the last upgrades that are useful for
68000, 68020, and 68030 based machines. I got this information from an Mac
lab overseer.

Manuel Mejia, Jr.
Tampa, FLA.

Subject: Battery for Color Classic and Quadra 800
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 12:51:32 -0400
From: Ken Ballard
To: classic-post

I purchased both my Color Classic and my Quadra 800 (new) several years ago.
Both have been ever faithful with NO problems whatsoever, (try to say that
about most PCs)... However both are now doing all the things that indicate
they both need new system batteries.

The problem is: Where can I purchase these bateries? How difficult is it to
replace them? are they soldered on or "plug-in"?

Are there any Classic gurus out there that can help?

Ken Ballard

Subject: MacWeb 2.0 on an SE?
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 11:37:52 -0700 (PDT)
To: classic-post
From: John Stephens


I would like to up-grade to MacWeb 2.0 from MacWeb 1.00A 3.2 but cannot
seem to locate a copy. Anyone know where I can find it?

Is there any reason MW 2.0 cannot be used on my SE, 8mb ram with an 030
accelerator?? sys 7.1...


Subject: Mac 128K 400K Floppy Problems--Solved
From: "Lambdin, Tim"
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 17:03:08 -0600
To: classic-post

I wanted to thank those of you who attempted to help me with my Mac128k
floppy woes. I figured out the reason why my 128k acted "funny" when the
external 400k disk was attached. It was because someone had installed a
800k floppy drive as the internal floppy drive. The Mac128k is not
designed to work with 800k drives. It would however read diskettes and
you could write to them but it had trouble formatting them. I guess with
400k floppies getting hard to find this might have been a good
substitute. So when I swapped out the 800k for a 400k the trouble with
the external ended. Now my 128k is in original condition and works
great. Thanks to everyone, this is a great resourse, and just good

On a related note, I have come across an individual who has 400k floppy
drives $8.00 and other "classic parts". He also has some complete
Mac128k's and one "pristine 512k". He wants $80.00 for each. I was
wondering if it would be appropriate to post his list or phone number
here? Either that or you could contact me and I could forward his list
and phone number. I have no association with this individual and I make
no claims or guarantees. Regards.

Tim Lambdin

Subject: How to Remove SE/30 Internal HD?
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:38:57 -0700
From: Earl Williams
To: classic-post

Any tips on removing the internal hard drive from an SE/30 (I'm replacing
the 40Mb with a 80Mb) would be much appreciated. Do I really have to
disconnect and remoe the entire analog board in order to get screwdriver
access to the inboard screw (that holds the drive in the mounting
bracket)? Or am I going about this all wrong?

Earl Williams

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